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Sleep Medicine

Fellowship sleep

The Duke Department of Neurology's fellowship in sleep medicine is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that emphasizes advanced training in sleep disorders management. Trainees will gain experience with interpretation of polysomnograms and multiple sleep latency tests, as well as seeing patients with a wide spectrum of sleep disorders.

"Interacting with with my mentors and co-fellow on a daily basis and learning new cases has been great. In addition, we are given a lot of autonomy to make decisions ourselves, all the whilst knowing that we have our attendings available any time of day."
- Sushil Lakhani, MD, Sleep Fellow

"The faculty at the division of sleep medicine are amazing, in terms of their knowledge, experience and willingness to teach. Above all, they are all extremely approachable." - Ajaz Sheikh, MBBS, 2015-2016 Sleep fellow

The fellowship is based at both the Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), with six months of training at each location.

The Duke Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and provides comprehensive services for all types of sleep disorders, including excessive sleepiness and insomnia.

The Durham VAMC Sleep Disorders Center consists of a four-bed laboratory that performs studies seven days a week. MSLTs, MWTs, and ambulatory PSGs are also performed in this laboratory. Fellows have exposure to these studies.

An additional research laboratory focuses primarily on insomnia and clinical research. Fellows read the various types of studies performed in the laboratory.

Prerequisite: Completion of an approved residency in neurology or pediatric neurology.
Salary level: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Program Director

Aatif M. Husain, MD

Fellowship Information Request

Janet Alston

Duke University Medical Center 102350
Hanes House 299B, 330 Trent Drive
Durham, NC 27710

Phone: 919-684-8485
Fax: 919-684-8955

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